Director, Cultural Research and Information (GMG/SEG 1) – Culture and Creative Industries Policy Division

Organisation
Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport
Reference
VAC-30832
Contract Type
Full-Time
Industries
Government & Public Sector, Management
Location
Kingston
Salary
Competitive Salary
Date Posted
03/02/2019
Expiry Date
22/02/2019
The incumbent maintains and supports the various points of contact with other jurisdictions for culture and the creative industries; and also conducts the necessary research to create and maintain the relevant databases on behalf of the Ministry.
 

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS INCLUDE:

Management/Administration Responsibilities

  • Contributes to and supports the planning process of the Division by assisting with the preparation of the operational/work plans and budget;
  • Ensures that outputs are achieved according to agreed timelines and measurable targets;
  • Supports the requirements of the approved budget for the Division ensuring that all expenditure is documented and accounted for according to GOJ guidelines;
  • Represents the Division at meetings, conferences workshops and provides reports to the Principal Director.

 Technical/Professional Responsibilities

  • Undertakes qualitative and quantitative research to support the preparation of briefs, speeches, reports and other related activities; and prepare drafts as required;
  • Collaborates with the MCGES System Analyst/Programmer to design and manage the software applications used to support research activities;
  • In collaboration with the Entertainment Division, facilitates the timely updating of the various databases used to track the initiatives and activities involving practitioners of culture and the creative industries;
  • Obtains the necessary data in order to evaluate and report on the impact of Jamaica’s involvement in Cultural Exchanges with other countries;
  • Monitors activities within the public and private cultural and creative industries in order to foster cooperation among institutions while identifying and seeking solutions to any challenges;
  • Supports the requirements and decisions of the Principal Director, Culture and Creative Industries including the preparation and timely delivery of reports, as well as, assigned special projects.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Core/Technical

  • Excellent knowledge/background/experience in quantitative and qualitative data gathering and analysis
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Ability to analyze data gathered and make sound conclusion/s and recommendation/s
  • Working knowledge of standard computer applications
  • Excellent customer and quality focus
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and is cooperative
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong planning and organizing skills
  • Good ethical principles and sound integrity 

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • A First Degree in the Social Sciences or equivalent qualification from a recognized tertiary institution
  • Two (2) years of related work experience
  • Background in planning and executing special events, particularly those that are culture-based would be considered an asset 
 
Salary Range: $1,444,292 - $1,716,809 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post 
 
 

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